10 reasons to visit us this Christmas

Published Nov 2019

The Brewery is a place to be entertained and inspired, a place to relax, have fun and to learn. Join us this Christmas period to enjoy magical theatre, captivating cinema, festive food and more! Spend time with loved ones young and old – whatever your tastes, we have something for you!


Get crafty


From festive willow weaving to sculpting porcelain candle holders, we have a range of courses to help your Christmas creativity flow! For unique handmade gifts and treats, make sure to check out the stalls at Craft Market Kendal, Nov 29 – Dec 1!

Porcelain Candle Holders for Christmas | Nov 9 | 10.30am

Craft Market Kendal | Nov 29: 5.30pm-8.30pm | Nov 30: 10am-5pm | Dec 1: 12pm-5pm


Cosy Christmas cinema

Kendal Cinema Brewery christmas film Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without our traditional screening of It's A Wonderful Life! George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

Feel festive this season with the cinema classic, It’s a Wonderful Life! Be sure to visit our Vats Bar before the film to pick up a delicious Christmassy treat to enjoy during the screening!

It’s a Wonderful Life | Dec 20-24 | 5.25pm | Tickets just £6!


Star Wars Marathon & Pizza Buffet!

Kendal brewery Cinema Fil star Wars Skywalker Rey - The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

Are you a true Star Wars fan? See Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker first at our midnight screening, 12:01am December 19th! Be a (storm) trooper and join us for our inter-galactic Sci-Fi marathon with pizza buffet. The marathon begins at 5.45pm, December 18th and runs into the early hours of December 19th! Choose to watch your favourite film, or see all three!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens | 5.45pm
Pizza Buffet | 8.15pm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi | 9.00pm
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | 12.01am


Christmas Family fun

Knotted Project

Looking for festive family-friendly theatre? Outside The Igloo is just the thing for you! Join penguins Pixel, Crash & Click for an interactive icy adventure as they put down their screens, and venture outside their igloo to begin new adventures! Feel the magic in this immersive show as forever memories are made with your family! Perfect for children ages 4+, sit amongst the set & performers and play an essential part in helping the 3 penguin friends on their amazing wintery journey!

Outside the Igloo | 4 Dec – 7 Dec | See webpage for full information on times


A rocking Christmas party!

seals christmas

Grab your dancing shoes and head along to the Brewery for The Seals’ Christmas gig! Get in the Rock n Roll mood with The Seals’ legendary set list of classic songs from across 6 decades! After their awesome Summer Sunday gig, we can’t wait to see what they have in store! Tickets just £5 – get yours while you can!

The Seals Christmas Gig | Dec 20 | 8pm


Beautiful ballet

The Nutcracker

Be swept away by Christmas magic in The Nutcracker! The Royal Ballet’s glorious production will play on the Brewery’s big screen this December. Don’t miss this visual treat, filled with a Kingdom of Sweets, the Land of Snow and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy! The perfect Christmas show, for budding ballet-dancers of all ages!

ROH: The Nutcracker | Dec 17 | 7.15pm


Make booby traps, ice palaces and more!

frozen ice palace workshop

Keep the kids busy with our Home Alone and Frozen creative workshops. From making booby traps and fake wounds, to creating magical ice palaces and Frozen inspired performances, there’s something for everyone!

Home Alone workshop | Dec 14 | 10am

Fantasy Dance Workshop + Film Screening of Frozen 2 | Nov 24 | 12.30pm

Frozen Ice Palace Workshop | Nov 23 | Drop in 2pm – 4pm


Charming puppet theatre


Come along for Christmas Tales With Granddad – a heart-warming family show perfect for children aged 3+ and their families.  Feel cosy in the theatre for a feast of festive stories from Granddad and the naughty Gnome!

Christmas Tales With Granddad | 20 – 28 Dec | 11am & 2pm | See website for full information on times


Glitter, glamour and entertainment! 


Expect flamboyant costumes, a whole lot of sparkle and water-tight vocal harmonising from the “effortlessly funny” musical trio, ShooShooBaby.

Come along for their Christmas Cabaret for an array of festive songs from the 1920s – 2019.

Fans include Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen – you don’t want to miss this night of quality singing and musicianship!

ShooShooBaby’s Christmas Cabaret | Dec 15 | 8pm


The all singing, all dancing festive extravaganza!

Lock In Christmas Carol

Join us for a dance show, panto, gig spectacular! Featuring the BBC award-winning team including The Demon Barbers, and artists from Breaking Tradition Dance, this energetic family friendly show is ‘guaranteed to raise weary spirits and send an audience home smiling’! The Telegraph.

The Lock In Christmas Carol | Nov 22 | 8pm

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